Sacred Heart Girls’ Camp is a week long camp conducted by the Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart. Every summer in July/August there are 2 sessions of Girls’ camp held for girls ages 8-15 years old. Each week includes daily Mass, confessions, crafts, dance, campfire sing-alongs, hiking, deepening in our Catholic faith and good food.
Counselors: Young women, ages 18 and older, are a vital part of our team.
For further information or to be added to our mailing list call: (909) 866-5696
Location: Sacred Heart Retreat Camp is in the San Bernardino Mountains at Big Bear Lake, California. The 23 acres of mountain terrain, overlooking the lake, are rich in nature’s beauty, scenic boulders and pine trees. The camp is complete with a spacious lodge and large dining room, an outdoor craft area, a campfire ring and shower houses with hot water.
For Parents and Campers We welcome campers ages 8 (on 1st day of camp) to 15 years of age. Reservations are limited; campers are registered on a first-come first-served basis. Reservations are confirmed with payment and application forms; interview and medical forms must be returned by deadlines to hold the camper’s spot. The cost includes meals, snacks, treats, craft materials and ordinary medical care. For an enjoyable and safe experience, a staff of Sisters and counselors provide careful, loving supervision.
Transportation is provided by the campers. Campers arrive to the first day of camp at 3:00 p.m. The camp session ends with a special closing ceremony at 10:30 a.m. for campers and their families.
A registered nurse is in residence. A physician is available on call. In an emergency, parents are notified immediately
Our Counselor In Training Program (C.I.T.) provides leadership training for young women ages 16 or 17. Their week includes both spiritual enrichment and practical input. They assist the staff with activities such as preparation for Liturgies, puppet shows, field day and entertainment night. They also have a lot of fun helping with staff duties such as dish-washing and craft preparation.
Counselors are young women ages 18 and older. Counselors play a vital role in our camps, working in roles of service with the Sisters. The generous service and joyful witness of our counselors bring tremendous blessings to our camp. We share our Catholic faith through daily Mass, prayer, teamwork, joy, delicious home-cooked meals, hiking, singing, crafts, campfire, skits and much more…all in the joy and happiness of Jesus Christ. In addition to the week of camp, counselors are required to attend a weekend counselor training session prior to the camp session.